Rick William Elkin was born in Pasadena, California,
As is so often the case, people on the left look at problems and issues from a negative and stilted point of view.
Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who sobbed about the challenges his family faced when his son was born with a congenital life threatening condition, used his TV forum to criticize the Republican healthcare law just passed by the House, and he let his emotions affect his thought process.
His question, “... why are the vast majority of Republican politicians against making sure Americans are truly covered when it comes to health care?” is a loaded question. It presumes that Republicans, simply because they disagree on the means to insure people, do not want to insure people at all. He focuses on the emotional aspect, instead of the real issue: How do we protect people from catastrophic health costs, in a fair and equitable way?
Interesting isn't it, that leftists who are so preoccupied with trashing conservatives about their strong convictions, their 'black and white' assumptions, and their principled prescriptions, are the ones who make such unsupported leaps in judgement when it comes to massive social programs and how they are administered and paid for.
In his mind, unless the government is involved in forcibly transferring wealth across all levels of society for the specific purpose of paying for 'healthcare' (so we can all rest assured that we will never have any concern about medical expenses), than we will all be without any coverage or hope. In his diatribe, he made it clear that universal health insurance will only work as a Post-Office-style bureaucracy, or it will not exist at all! Talk about 'black and white' preconceived notions!
He implies Republicans WANT to deny most of us coverage, because presumably they hate children, old people, immigrants, people of color, celebrities and of course, the poor. His angry monologue indicates no critical thinking about the possibility that his collectivist solutions might actually make things worse. That Obamacare designs to tax our way to making healthcare a government entitlement would eventually destroy the quality of the service, and any semblance of high quality protection. Apparently, it hasn't occurred to him that a socialist version of healthcare would lead to a Venezuelan-style total melt down once providers realize they are no longer in business but are actually government employees.
I like Jimmy, and I want his son and all of our children to have what they need to live a long and happy life. It's a crying shame that not everyone has access to the top end medical services you do. But we have to work together to get there, and impugning the intentions of those who disagree with you is not going to promote solutions that are sustainable and that we can all be proud of.
Jimmy, come down from your podium, join the discussion, and if you really want to form a consensus, please stop pointing fingers.